McCain Confused Yet Again
Courtesy of Think Progress:
During yesterday's hearing with Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) questioned Petraeus on what he called Ã¢â‚¬Å“the major threatÃ¢â‚¬Â of al Qaeda in Iraq. Coming on the heels of his recent confusion over the nature of al Qaeda, McCain seemed to refer to al Qaeda as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“sect of ShiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢itesÃ¢â‚¬Â:
MCCAIN: Do you still view al Qaeda in Iraq as a major threat?
PETRAEUS: It is still a major threat, though it is certainly not as major a threat as it was say 15 months ago.
MCCAIN: Certainly not an obscure sect of the ShiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ites overall?
MCCAIN: Or Sunnis or anybody else.